Game Developers Choice Awards – Where Was the Wii?

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Winner for best game

(Best Syndication News) The Play Station game, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, walked away with the Best Video Game of the Year award handed out at the Game Developers Choice Awards. Last year that award went to “Fallout 3” which runs on the PC, Xbox 360 and the PS3. The maker of “Torchlight”, Runic Games out of Seattle, won the Best Debut Award. This award is given to companies who produce the best first game in their history.

The year the Game Developers Conference, a group of professional video game developers, started a new category of awards. The Best New Social/Online Game Award was handed out for “FarmVille” developed by Zynga. This game is an application for Facebook and has over 82.7 million active users and over 22.5 million fans. The game started as a clone of the popular Farm Town, a Flash-based browser multiplayer game.


Fly Aces High

The Best downloadable Game was “Flower”. The Best Handheld Game was “Scribblenauts” for the Nintendo DS, where players control Maxwell in a side-scrolling match. The game also won for the best innovation spotlight.

Design is also important. “Batman: Arkham Asylum” won for Excellence in Game Design. This game can be played on the PC, Xbox 360 or PS3. The game is very popular and was called the Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever by the Guinness Book of World Records.

John Carmack received the lifetime achievement award for his work on “Doom”. Former Microsoft employee, Gabe Newell, was given the Pioneer Award. He works with Valve Corporation which made “Half Life”, “Counter-Strike” and “Left For Dead”.

By: Julie Marcus
Entertainment Writer

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